August 2016 Archives

How can I prevent a contested will?

Vancouver residents make every effort to write their wills in the best way to benefit their heirs and family members. However, sometimes a will can get challenged by a potential heir who feels that he or she received the short end of the stick. For this reason, the best estate planning lawyers will advise their clients in a way to try and prevent such an action.

Estate litigation and undue influence

Undue influence relates to the accusation that the drafter of a will was being influenced by another person through manipulation, and that the will document in question does not reflect the true wishes of the person who drafted it. These types of lawsuits may arise during the probate process of an estate.

Appointing committee in British Columbia

There are many ways in which a person can become incapacitated, often without warning. In circumstances such as these, it is not uncommon for such an individual to be caught unprepared, having made no provisions for the possibility of being unable to make legal and medical decisions for themselves. If your loved one has become incapacitated without having first executed a representation agreement or enduring power of attorney, you may need to consider applying for the appointment of a committee on your loved one's behalf.

How is inheritance handled in the case of a posthumous birth?

A posthumous birth is the birth of a baby, who is born after one or the other parents has passed away. It is very sad whenever a baby is born without a mother or a father because the child will never benefit from these relationships. Beyond this, posthumous birth also indicates a unique legal challenge.

3 strategies for spending your inheritance wisely

It's easy for Vancouver residents to feel like they're on top of the world after receiving a sizable inheritance. However, with a large influx of money comes a large influx of responsibility. It the individual plans to make the best use of his or her inheritance, the following tips could be helpful.

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